Monday, September 12, 2011

The days of a Stay at home Mom...minus the kids!

It has been a week with both of my girls in school full time...I have been looking forward to these days for over a year. So excited for Jade (my youngest) to be in school and for me to have time for myself. But over the last few days I have been pretty lonely and my whole house, doing all the laundry etc...
A few little phrases have popped in my head and have made me laugh which has kept me going...

"Can't do all the laundry...have to save some for tomorrow!"

" With all this time I have I might have to take up ironing"

"Kids have been in school for 4 days and I have visited Starbucks 3 times...I think this is becoming a habit."

"It is only 9am and I have cleaned out the toaster, wiped out the microwave and even cleaned all the cupboards...I must be bored!"

" In 1 hour I cleaned all three bathrooms, including the toilets, baseboards and the floors...and I hate I look forward to doing it so I have something to do"

I am loving my schedule and how clean the house is staying...but I do still miss my girls.

Well till next time...


Monday, August 15, 2011


I started working on our Family Binder excited to be organizing our busy life...
So far our binder includes
1. Important numbers
2. Girls Schedule
3. Cleaning Schedule
4. Church Events
5. Meal Planning

Can't wait to add to our binder...probably when school begins we will have to add a Julia section and a Jade section to put thier school info in.

I am using these sites for my insperation...

August 15-21/2011 Meals

Monday: Tortilini with Sauce and Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Italian Sausage & Potato Roast ( In Recipe Binder)
Wednesday: Out for Dinner with Friends
Thursday: Grilled Ham Panini (KRAFT)
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Steak, Baked Potatos, Corn
Sunday: Undecided....
It feels great to Plan ahead

Monday, September 13, 2010

Meal Planning

Monday: Tangy BBQ 'Samich'
Tuesday:Italian Sausage and Potato Roast
Wednesday: One-pot Spaghetti
Thursday: Thai Chicken Pasta
Friday: Chicken Nuggets & Fries
Saturday: Burgers & Hot Dogs

I was reading a friends blog and found from her blog a really good blog to follow and loved readying everyones menu plans for the week. I always find it hard to find a good reciepe and an easy one to prepare. This site has helped me out so much.
I love planning it in advanced b/c our evening go so much smoother when we all know what is for dinner.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bringing it all back!

Yup it is that time again...headed back to Weight Watchers last night with my buddy. We made an agreement to take the summer off and then August 26th we would join up again. We really didn't want to go, we knew we had to but still to walk in the door knowing you are up from the summer it is just not a comforting feeling. BUT with my buddy by my side we walked in the doors.
We were welcomed back with smiles and encouragment and a comment that will keep me going..."IT'S A NEW START!" Yes it is! Yes, I did put on 10lbs over the summer but that is alright, I really thought it would be more. So here it goes.
I woke up this morning... pulled out my 4cup water jug and 3cup water cup from tupperware. Filled them up and set them up on the counter. Pulled out my WW book and tracker and placed it on the counter top with a pencil to record what I eat and last but not least i pulled out my food scale to make sure I can measure my food...if it is out in plain sight I will measure and weigh my food more and keep on track.
I can do this, I will do this!

BONUS...I cut the grass this morning....which equals 4 extra points to use!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Organizing with a Friend

This week is just filled with schedules and organizing. This morning I woke up not wanting to stay home so I thought I would head into the church and start getting things ready for September's Awana Club and Sunday School. I thought I would call my dear friend who I think loves organizing as much as me and see if she would come and help. Her girls would play with mine and we could get some things done.
We all arrived at around 9am, we chatted for a while with Heather and then headed downstairs to tackle the office. It wasn't too bad but alot of things were out of place and things just needed to put back. Charlene just knew what to do and so did I...what a purger she is...if we don't use it, then we don't keep it...that was our motto...and boy did things gets done fast...oh you should of seen the organizing and the rubbermaids with all there lables on them...oh it was so exciting and fun.
By 11:00am we were done the to tackle the classrooms. We set up a table and just gutted the classrooms...took everything out and just started to organize. We broke for lunch and enjoyed some yummy pizza. But we couldn't sit long b/c we were such on a roll and we wanted to get it done...After all the cleaning and sorting we came out with 4 class rooms with their own containers for glue, scissors, markers, crayons, pens, pencils and even a teachers supply container...they were all lined up and ready to be stock up into the classroom.
As we closed up the classrooms at 2pm, they all had the tables, chairs, clocks, and all thier satisfying it was to have everything ready for September.

Thanks Charlene! Love Ya

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Schedules & Routines

I know it has been awhile since I have written but with summer holidays and having the girls home it just isn't at the top of my list. But as our family vacation comes to an end it makes me start to think about September and the routines we being as school resumes.
I love schedules and routines...things just run so much smoother when there is something to follow and it just makes the day flow so much nicer...
Reading a friends blog last night I found a new blog to follow which is all about organizing...I was so excited I could hardly sleep...
Even though school hasn't started I have my Weekly schedule hanging on the fridge along with my daily time schedule which helps the girls know what happens nexts. This also helps them learn to tell time b/c I have put a picture of a clock with the time on it so they can match it to the clock on the wall.
Now that I think about life is full of schedules/routines/and Lists....below are the ones I love and have around our house

Menu Plan
Weekly Schedule
Monthly Calander
Time Schedule
Morning Routine List
Night Time Routine

AHHH. I love being organized!

Have a great day!